Dedicated Contract Carriage

Dedicated contract carriage is like having a private fleet but without all the hassles. Through our expertise in engineering data-drive, continuous improvement logistics solutions, Covenant has become one of the most experienced dedicated contract carriage providers in the country.

What is Dedicated Contract Carriage?

Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) refers to the arrangement in which a company contracts with a transportation provider to exclusively provide and manage their transportation of goods they need transported. Covenant offers dedicated contract carriage that can supplement an existing fleet, provide dedicated lane capacity in an existing distribution system, create a private fleet, or outsource an existing private fleet.

What are the benefits of a Dedicated Contract Carrier?

Having a Dedicated Contract Carrier can provide you and your business with a plethora of benefits.

Here are some examples.

  • Reliability: DCC provides an exclusive service, which means that your company’s shipments will always receive the priority it needs. In turn, this leads to greater reliability and consistency in meeting delivery schedules. At Covenant, we believe that your DCC provider should be more than just a provider, but a partner in achieving your supply chain goals and objectives.
  • Cost Predictability: These arrangements often involved fixed rate structures, providing shippers with cost predictability. This can be beneficial for budgeting and financial planning, as it allows for better control over transportation expenses.
  • Operational Control: Companies that use DCC have a high level on control over the transportation process. They can customize routes, schedules, and other operational aspects to align with their specific needs and requirements.
  • Risk Mitigation: DCC can help mitigate risks associated with transportation, such as compliance issues, and maintenance costs. The carrier is responsible for managing these aspects,allowing the shipper to transfer certain risks to the transportation provider.
  • Reduced Capital Investment: By outsourcing transportation services to a dedicated freight carrier, shippers can avoid the capital investment associated with owning and maintaining a fleet of vehicles. This can result in cost savings and allow companies to allocate resources more efficiently.
  • Environmental Impact: DCC arrangements can contribute to environmental sustainability by optimizing transportation routes and reducing empty backhaul miles. This can result in a more eco-friendly transportation operation. View our CSR Report here.
  • Flexibility and Scalability: DCC arrangements can also provide flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements. Shippers can scale their transportation capacity up or down based on demand fluctuations without the need to invest in additional resources or worry about capacity constraints.
  • Safety Management: Our safety management is a key asset as it ensures all drivers and vehicles are compliant with stringent safety regulations, minimizing risk and guaranteeing the security of both drivers and cargo. Regular training and monitoring are integral components of our system, equipping our drivers with the necessary skills to meet specific requirements and enhancing overall operational efficiency. By reducing potential errors or delays, we provide our clients with an added layer of confidence and reliability.


     Choosing the right DCC provider is a critical decision for any business. At Covenant, we offer more than just services; we provide access to the latest technology that keeps your operations running smoothly and efficiently. The advantages of this technological access are numerous: enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and a distinct competitive advantage. Our cutting-edge solutions ensure you stay ahead of the curve, providing you with the tools necessary for success in an increasingly digital world.

     At Covenant, we leverage advanced technology and data-driven decision-making, allowing us to meticulously analyze and fine-tune our routes, schedules, and resources. This strategic approach allows us to maximize efficiency, minimize empty miles, reduce fuel consumption, and improve overall transportation performance. As our client, you can trust in our commitment to meet your unique needs in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. In a world where data is the new currency, having an optimized network could mean the difference between business success or failure.

Cross-Industry Experience

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Service is our top priority and we're focused on cost metrics with thorough output being a primary KPI. Covenant has been a strategic partner, as they're a full service turnkey provider in their integrated warehouse management and shuttle operations for us. They help us on the distribution side with market wage pressure and labor turnover that provides a major impact on the stability of our DCs
Sourcing Manager,
North America Warehousing for a global manufacturer of oral hygiene products
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On the transportation side, Covenant has been tremendously valuable in managing supply and demand. Covenant provides value through vision, value, agility and partnership.
Sourcing Manager,
North America Warehousing for a global manufacturer of oral hygiene products

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